Preliminary Program

The preliminary program of Summer Web 2013 and Design Jam Iasi #2 is available:

Summer Web 2013 (Friday, 24 May)

14:00 Opening
14:15 Any Colour You Like—Sabin Buraga (FII)
14:45 Responsive Web Design—Victor Porof (Mozilla)
15:15 Visualization Principles 
      and Interactive Data Exploration—Ștefan Negru (FII)
15:45 Coffee break + discussions
16:15 Design Research—Alexandru Cahniță (Grapefruit)
16:45 Prototyping—Alecsandru Grigoriu (Grapefruit)
17:15 Design for Ages—Andreea Popescu (Mozilla)

Design Jam Iasi #2

Design Jam Iasi #2 (Saturday, 25 May)

09:00 Start Challenge
13:00 Pizza Eating Contest ;)
14:00 Continue Challenge
16:00 Public Presentation of Solutions (15 minutes/team)
17:00 The End (including Prizes)

Because there is a limited number of available tickets, please register as soon as possible.

Don’t forget cu use #djiasi as hash-tag on Twitter and similar social Web applications…

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Summer Web 2011 + Design Jam Iasi #1: Conclusion

One week after the Summer Web 2011 + Design Jam Iasi events, we can conclude with some remarks.

The Summer Web 2011 audience included about 50 participants + some remote persons (from Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, etc.) who watched the event via live streaming services.

Summer Web 2011 Program (the printed version)

Summer Web 2011 Program (the printed version)

A number of 9 presentations were delivered by Web professionals and students. The topics covered:

Summer Web 2011

Summer Web 2011

Read our previous article containing some impressions and thanks. Don’t forget to see some photos taken by Andreea Popescu.

Second day, 15 persons – grouped in 5 teams – participated to the 1st edition of the Design Jam Iasi challenge – the topic of interest: mall guiding assistant.

With some advices and suggestions offered by the mentors, after 6 hours of hard work and/or fun, each team publicly presented the designed solutions:

  • MallMasters – Bogdan Dumitriu, Mircea Serediuc, Sergiu Filip
  • Concentrico – Alexandru Andronic, Emanuel Martonca, George Teiosanu
  • Keep It Simple – Dumitru Emciuc and Mihai Sterpu
  • Bird Mall – Alexandru Chelariu, Adrian Trefas, Nicu Spinu
  • Oomba – Vlad Manea, Stefan Enache, Bogdan Gâza, Andreea-Diana Stanciu
Design Jam Iasi #1 — Romania

Design Jam Iasi #1 — Romania

During the event, we established – as a surprise – an online duplex with Design Jam Barcelona, having a nice discussion with Alina Mierlus.

Several impressions about Design Jam Iasi #1 (in random order):

  • Cristi Bârlădeanu

    “The word of the day for Design Jam Iasi was for sure “inspiration”. The mix’n’match of ideas coming from people with different background and complimentary perspectives on what design and UX should be modeled like laid a rock-solid foundation for creativity and innovation. That’s how we got a robot, augmented reality and paper tablets as solutions for the same challenge 🙂 A big thumbs up for the local champions and congratulations for all the attendees, looking forward to see the same enthusiasm and passion brought together to Design Jam Iasi #2!”

  • Marius Ursache

    “Great fun and great ideas at Mozilla DesignJam Iasi #djiasi. Looking forward for the next edition!”

  • Silviu Savin

    “I was honored to mentor @designjamiasi /If you missed #1, you should come to #2. #djiasi was inspiring, fun, a great experience. Congrats!”

  • Andreea Buraga

    “Design Jam supported by Mozilla Labs was a cool initiative and I encourage all the design enthusiasts to sign up in the future because it is a great learning and idea-generating experience in a relaxed and fun manner. I was impressed with the creative and innovative solutions offered by the participants. I was hoping to see actual designers participating to this event (I mean as “jammers”), but on the other hand it is great seeing people from diverse backgrounds giving a real interest and dedication to this field. I hope this is a first step in starting a community of designers and attracting more people in this field and this type of events – maybe try making Iasi a leading creative center of Romania, for example?! I am very happy and honored I was invited to Design Jam and looking forward to the next editions!”

  • Bogdan Gâza

    “Had loads of fun at #djiasi. Looking forward for the next iteration of the event. Many thanks to the organizers!”

Also, enjoy the Design Jam Iasi photos: the “official” album and those pics shot by Andreea Popescu. Additionally, browse the @designjamiasi tweets.

The organizers (aka local champions) – Sabin Buraga, Stefan Negru, Lenuta Alboaie and Andrei Panu – are grateful for the support provided by Mozilla Labs, The Red Point, Faculty of Computer Science , UAIC Romania, and ASII (The Association of The Informatics’ Students from Iasi). Our thanks to student volunteers: Sabina Bolboceanu, Victor Panaite, and Adriana Schiopu. Live streaming services were kindly offered by MEDIAEC.

We hope you enjoyed the Summer Web 2011 + Design Jam Iasi events!
See you next year!

Final Program of Summer Web 2011 (3rd June)

It’s time to reveal the full list of the Summer Web 2011 talks:

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM	Registration

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM	Design Principles
                            Alecsandru Grigoriu (MSc student at FII, UAIC)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM	Design Phases: The Birth of a Star
                            Andreea Buraga (Creative Director at Klangwelt)
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM	Mozilla Jetpack
                            Laurian Gridinoc (Mozilla Add-ons ambassador)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM	Web 3D
                            Victor Porof (BSc student at FII, UAIC)	
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM	Creating Things for the Internet of Things
                            Ștefan Negru (PhD student at FII, UAIC)

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM	Coffee/Tea Break	

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM	Prototyping UX
                            Cristi Bârlădeanu (founder of Unicity)		
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM	Quality Assessment in Design
                            Marius Ursache (Chief Creative Officer at Grapefruit)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM	3D Interaction in the E-learning Environments
                            Sînică Alboaie (Chief Technical Officer, The Red Point)	
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM	Developing Games for the Mobile Devices
                            Victor Porof & Alecsandru Grigoriu (FII, UAIC)

The Summer Web 2011 location is C308 room (1st floor), C building of the Faculty of Computer Science, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania.

Don’t forget to get a free ticket!

Free wifi connectivity will be available, so bring your laptop/tablet/smartphone and tweet 😉
The hash-tag is #sweb2011.

Design Jam Iasi
Design Jam Iasi

For the second day (4th June), the organizers of Design Jam Iasi event are pleased to announce the fantastic mentors – in alphabetical order:

  1. Sînică Alboaie
    Chief Technical Officer at The Red Point and main co-founder of Axiologic SaaS, 
    Sînică has a 10 years experience in software development.
    
  2. Andreea Buraga
    With 6+ years experience in graphic and Web design, Andreea (known as Klangwelt)
    is focused on creative direction in the world-wide music and entertainment industry.
    
  3. Alecsandru Grigoriu
    Alecsandru is a MSc student who participated to the 4 editions
    of the Mozilla Labs Design series.
    
  4. Ecaterina Moraru
    Ecaterina is currently Interaction Designer at XWiki.
    She was honored with "Best in Class" by Mozilla Labs for the Design Challenge, 2009.
    Also, Ecaterina created a very useful collection of interaction design patterns.
    
  5. Silviu Savin
    Passionated about design and UX, Silviu is a consultant on interaction strategy.
    Among others, he was also involved in creation of Joobs.ro and Kulinar.ro.
  6. Marius Ursache
    Marius is a senior design consultant with over 10 years experience
    in brand identity, graphic and interactive design. 
    Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Grapefruit, he is focused on 
    organizational rebranding and consumer brand revitalization.
    

Details about the program and main activities to be performed are available on the Design Jam Iasi wiki. Use #djiasi as the hash-tag.

See you soon! 🙂

Summer Web 2011: Scientific Program (tentative)

A draft of the Summer Web 2011 scientific program — Friday, 3rd June — is the following:

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM	Registration

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM	Design Principles
                            Alecsandru Grigoriu (MSc student at FII, UAIC)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM	Design Phases: The Birth of a Star
                            Andreea Buraga (Creative Director)
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM	Mozilla Jetpack
                            Laurian Gridinoc (Mozilla Add-ons ambassador)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM	Web 3D
                            Victor Porof (BSc student at FII, UAIC)	
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM	Creating Things for the Internet of Things
                            Ștefan Negru (PhD student at FII, UAIC)

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM	Coffee Break	

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM	surprise :)		
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM	surprise, too ;)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM	3D Interaction in the E-learning Environments
                            Sînică Alboaie (Technical Product Manager, The Red Point)	
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM	Developing Games for the Mobile Devices
                            Victor Porof & Alecsandru Grigoriu (FII, UAIC)

You can still reserve a free ticket via Eventbrite. Track the event on Lanyrd.

More details will be available soon…

Summer Web 2011 + Design Jam Iasi: Call for Participation (June 3—4)

Neophytes, apprentices, and experts in Web technologies, HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) and related fields are invited on 3 and 4 June to attend Summer Web 2011, an event organized in conjunction to the first edition of the Design Jam Iasi, Romania.

Supported by Mozilla Labs, The Red Point, Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC Romania, and ASII (The Association of The Informatics’ Students from Iasi), this is a two-day (ad)venture, during which people team up to discuss, share ideas and solve engaging UX challenges in the context of (mobile) Web applications.

First day (June, 3rd) consists of a series of presentations about selected Web and HCI topics within Summer Web 2011, a workshop on Web technologies organized by Dr. Sabin Buraga since 2001.

Several interesting talks are already confirmed:

  • Design principlesAlecsandru Grigoriu, MSc student and 4 times participant at the Mozilla Labs Design Challenge
  • Creating things for the Internet of thingsStefan Negru, PhD student
  • Mozilla JetpackLaurian Gridinoc, Mozilla Add-ons ambassador
  • Web 3DVictor Porof, Google Summer of Code student at Mozilla (working on the Tilt project)
  • Developing games for the mobile devices – Victor Porof & Alecsandru Grigoriu

Design Jam Iasi

On the second day (June, 4th), attendees – students or experienced practitioners, interaction designers, UX researchers, information architects, Web and graphic designers and even developers – will assign themselves to a group based on the skills they contribute and what they would like to learn. The teams will have to tackle a design challenge with a “secret” topic by doing research, sketching, guerilla testing and other UX techniques.

Among mentors, we can mention Andreea Buraga and Silviu Savin.

Teams will share their process and ideas. Outcomes – available under the terms of Creative Commons – could be a prototype, sketches, storyboards or videos – whatever communicates the idea best. These resources will be publicly available on the Design Jam wiki.

Also, there would be a live streaming of the event on each day. Tickets are free, already available on Eventbrite. For other details, visit the Design Jam Iasi wiki.

Additionally, you can follow us on Twitter – @designjamiasi.

We are grateful for the provided help in organizing the Summer Web 2011 + Design Jam Iasi event to Stefan Negru, Dr. Lenuta Alboaie, and Andrei Panu.

Summer Web 2010 Scientific Program

The final version of the Summer Web program is the following:

  • 09:30 Opening
  • 09:30 Scaling Web ApplicationsMihai Oaida, Senior Web Developer at imobiliare.ro (invited talk)
  • 10:00 Blind Beethoven ProjectŞtefan Negru, Interaction Designer (invited talk)
  • 10:30 Semantic Web in the browser. From RDF to RDFaSabin Buraga, Web Scientist and Associate Professor at FII
  • 11:00 Architecture of an Amazon Web ServiceBogdan Ghidireac, Technical Lead Engineer at Amazon Dev Center Romania (invited talk)
  • 11:30 Break
  • 12:00 Student User Experience in Web DesignAlecsandru Grigoriu, Student at FII
  • 12:30 NoSQL in the Context of Social WebBogdan Gâza, Student at FII
  • 13:00 More than a Social Web ProjectSergiu Dumitriu, Research & Development Engineer at XWiki (invited talk)
  • 13:30 Progressive Enhancement and Opaque MediaMihai Alexandru Bîrsan, Web Developer at Grapefruit and Student at FII
  • 14:00 Break
  • 14:30 3 in 1. Student, Volunteer, and EmployeeAlin Alexandru, Software Engineer at Silentale and Student at FII
  • 15:00 3D in the Web BrowserVictor Porof, Student at FII
  • 15:30 Discussions & Closing

Possible changes will be announced in due time.

For details about the location, see the Call for Participation to Summer Web, 29 May 2010 post.

Summer Web 2010 Scientific Program (Tentative)

A preliminary version of the Summer Web 2010 program is the following:

Each presentation is about 30 minutes, including 5 minutes of questions and answers.

Read the previous post – Call for Participation to Summer Web, 29 May 2010 – for other details.

We are hoping you’ll enjoy each and every presentation! 🙂